Drink

Lionheart becomes Minneapolis Cider Company, building cidery and taproom

Lionheart Cider Company announced today that it’s rebranding to become Minneapolis Cider Company, and developing plans to open a taproom and … [Read more]

The Mash-Up: Berliner weisse and Brasa beer

With well over 100 breweries now pouring their beer in Minnesota, there’s always something new to try. To keep you up-to-date, we present The … [Read more]

Now Open: Union 32 Craft House

Dan Redpath once sold jet fuel for a living. But, just a month before his 50th birthday, he made a serious career change. “Now I sell a different kind … [Read more]

DIY black walnut Nocino: A northwoods twist on an Italian classic

Italian walnut liqueur, or nocino, is a centuries-old treat made from unripe green walnuts infused in strong alcohol. It is available commercially, … [Read more]

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Food

The Iowa pork loin at The Original on 42nd is Hawkeye-approved

Welcome to Plate Of The Week, a journal about memorable dining experiences in the Twin Cities. Which plate can't you stop thinking about? Let us know … [Read more]

Saint Dinette’s quail is St. Paul’s underrated fried bird

Welcome to Plate Of The Week, a journal about memorable dining experiences in the Twin Cities. Which plate can't you stop thinking about? Let us know … [Read more]

Chef Erick Harcey to open new, approachable South Minneapolis restaurant

South Minneapolis residents still toasting the news that Venn Brewing Company is opening a neighborhood taproom on the corner of 46th and Hiawatha … [Read more]

StormKing Barbecue has the right mindset for brisket

Welcome to Plate Of The Week, a journal about memorable dining experiences in the Twin Cities. Which plate can't you stop thinking about? Let us know … [Read more]

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Arts & Culture

The Beat Scientist: Local music producer Nick Phillips explains what goes into your favorite tracks

When most people think about their favorite song, they often think about their favorite artistic qualities—the rhythm, the lyrics, the melody. But how are these elements pieced together? How do they come to coexist alongside one another? And who … [Read more]

‘María de Buenos Aires’ offers passionate opera and sultry Argentine tango

From its sultry setting in a Buenos Aires barrio to its score brimming with expressive tango, "María de Buenos Aires" is not your typical opera, and the Mill City Summer Opera is not your typical opera company. Rather than staging its sixth annual … [Read more]

The Cactus Blossoms take an eerie trip into the world of ‘Twin Peaks’

It’s fitting that the song, “Mississippi,” from local folk duo The Cactus Blossoms’ 2016 album, “You’re Dreaming,” recently received a second life thanks to a television show that thrives on horror, murder, and mystery. The duo and their song were … [Read more]

Parks—and Water—For the People: The history of Minneapolis’ hand-pump drinking wells

When Minneapolis resident Jessica Rosenberg was a little girl, she and her brother had a special ritual they shared with their grandparents. They would load up the trunk of the car with empty plastic milk jugs and drive from their St. Louis Park … [Read more]

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